What’s the Point of Blogging in 2018? Podcast Ep 187

Given up on blogging? What’s the point of blogging in 2018? Has social media superceded the case for blogging? I love blogging and I am subscribed to the feeds of all my clients who blog but I’ve noticed they’ve stopped. Blogging, that is. A year or so ago I would have given them a good nagging but, this time, before I did that, I thought I’d check in with Nicola and get her latest thinking on the point of blogging in 2018. The answers are the same as they ever were – free traffic, visibility, know, like and trust – […]

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Judith Morgan: The Business Blogger

Today I was featured in an article about blogging (one of my all-time fave things to do, blog, not necessarily be featured although that’s always nice too!). It was published by Dr Lisa Orban of Golden Notebook and here’s my bit. You can read the article in full HERE. I am The Business Blogger but the article includes contributions from bloggers who are experts in lifestyle, travel and parenting too. The Business Blogger Judith Morgan of Judith Morgan: The Small Business Oracle is a business coach who has been blogging for over 12 years – even before WordPress started! She is the […]

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Blogfest for Solopreneur & Small Biz Bloggers

Are you a solopreneur/small biz blogger? If so I hope you’ll join my Blogfest. As you may know, I recently published my first proper book, called Your Biz Your Way. I wondered if you do that, run your own business in your own way? And if you’d like to blog about it on your own website and then be featured on mine and on my Facebook Page and in my newsletter as a way of carrying on the conversation that my book starts? Your Bit – Please take care to follow all these requirements for participation. I know us entrepreneurs […]

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A Week Without a Website

Firstly apologies if you tried to click a link in my recent Friday newsletter and it didn’t work. My hosting company lost a server in the afternoon/evening of Friday 13th January (spooky music noise). And, at the time of writing, I am still waiting for it to be fully restored to me some nine days later. You will be able to see my website and this blog post online, but I have no access to plug-ins which means no SEO and no photos in each blog post and various other tedious compromises. Here are my observations from my time without a […]

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Best Small Business Blogs for 2017

Just before Christmas, writer Daniel Kidd let me know that he had selected me as one of the twenty best small business blog for 2017. Always an honour to get recognised for blogging, or anything for that matter. Here’s a link to Daniel’s list – The Best 20 Small Business Blogs to Subscribe to for 2017. I use Feedly to subcribe to my favourite small business blogs and they are all written by my clients. Here’s a handful of the more prolific of my faves: Sam Dounis , Stories to Inspire Sally Kirkman Astrologer, Consultant to the Stars Alice Sheridan, Contemporary […]

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Why I Can’t or Won’t Fit in a Box

I’ve done my 2017 planning and set my intentions and I’ve made the process very simple. I’ve had to. Because I can’t or won’t fit in a box. I would like to be both blogging (writing) and podcasting (speaking) on bigger virtual platforms than just my own where I currently do it, so that I can reach and help a bigger or wider audience. The podcast would take the form of a radio phone-in where people could ask questions about their businesses and get an opinion which would help them solve their own dilemmas. I already do this in my […]

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Podcast Ep 107: Your First Million Online

In episode 107 of Own It the Podcast, Nicola and I debate making your first million online. I don’t believe it can be done. Nicola hasn’t done it, I haven’t done it, none of our clients have done it. But Nicola’s met people who have done it and she still firmly believes in the dream of internet millions. As does Cathie, who provides us with fodder for today’s Client Challenge of the Week which gives rise to a lively debate about what Cathie can achieve online in those ten years, and what not. And whether or not she should instead […]

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More Like You

I have been examining the amount of work I put into marketing. Specifically the amount of time, because (honestly) it doesn’t really feel like work to me, not the vast majority of it anyway. I write a weekly newsletter and I make time to share it on social media. I co-create a weekly podcast and that I prepare for in advance, then we record it together, then I go off and write up the show notes in three different formats, on the podcast website, on my own website and now in a Facebook Note. And as each show goes live […]

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Newsletters and Blogs

What’s the difference between a newsletter and a blog? An email address! Last week two of my clients asked me one of my favourite questions and one on which I am quite opinionated (you have been warned). What goes in a blog and what goes in a newsletter? Let’s do blogs first ‘cos they are a bit simpler to understand. You blog on your website first and foremost so that you will get some traffic (visitors) to it. If you just bang up a website no-one will know it’s there unless you tell us. And the best way to tell […]

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Giving It All Away

October began well for me. I felt much more energetic and optimistic than I did during September. No idea why. Not examining it. Just taking advantage of it. I suspect the beautiful sunshine and clear blue skies had a lot to do with it, as I find that very mood-enhancing. And in that spirit, last weekend I thought to myself “Right, I’m going to step up the blogging again. Get back into the habit. I think I’ll aim for a blog post every day, Monday to Friday.” Happily I had already cleared one day, intending to be out of London on Tuesday, […]

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